Pre-hospital care

Current projects

Silver HIT
Factors influencing ambulance conveyance of older adults with minor head injury to the emergency department.

BBA inequalities (2022)
Birth before arrival at hospital in the South West: an exploration of inequalities and call-taker advice

Recently completed

AIRWAYS-2 (2015-20): Cluster randomised trial of the clinical and cost effectiveness of the i-gel supraglottic airway device versus tracheal
intubation in the initial airway management of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.

HOMEWARD: Home or hospital for people with dementia and one or more other multi-morbidities. What is the potential to reduce avoidable emergency admissions?

PARASOL (2019-20): What are stakeholders’ views on a paramedic screening and referral intervention aimed at improving advanced care planning in patients in the last year of life? This study explores relevant stakeholder views on utilising a paramedic screening and referral intervention aimed at improving advanced care planning in patients in the last year of life.

Paramedic perceptions of bleeding in trauma and the use of TXA (2019-20): This study with paramedics within the South Western Ambulance Services NHS Foundation Trust (SWAST) explored the barriers to TXA administration to trauma patients

BBA (2020-21): Temperature management of babies born in the pre-hospital setting: paramedics’ experiences and an analysis of local patient care records

IMARI (2019-22): IMproving the
Ambulance recognition and Response for patients who are at Imminent risk of
cardiac arrest

See recent publications